However, there are some simple storage solutions available that make the most of every inch of space and look good at the same time.
Take a look at these seven innovatively designed and fabulously functional furniture ideas which offer ingenious ways to clear away your clutter.
Sweet dreams and storage
Want a three-seater sofa bed with tonnes of storage? Look no further than the Studio LHF sofa bed chaise. Made from a durable hard-wood frame, its flip-up drawer-type mechanism turns it into a double-sized bed faster than you can say “goodnight”. The chaise opens sideways to reveal a large area that’s big enough for both bedding and more.
For a gorgeous grey three-seater sofa, the modern Sorrento is proving popular. Look a little further than its modular design and contemporary fabric and you’ll find a couple of hidden surprises. Not only can it be transformed into a double sized sofa bed in just seconds, using an easy-open mechanism, there’s even a handy storage compartment in the chaise where you can keep a duvet. Take a look today and take the hassle out of welcoming friends and family for overnight stays.
One of our favourite picks for bedroom storage is not a wardrobe or chest of drawers, it’s a double bed.
The Kaydian Liberty double bed is an ottoman storage bed which has a lift-up mattress base that opens to reveal a vast storage area. Store away clothes, shoes or extra bedding using the easy-lift mechanism for a dream storage solution to your space saving needs.
Stash stuff away swiftly
Our next choice is another winner from the Sorrento collection and yet again its smart appearance and clean lines give no hint to what makes this fabric armchair such a brilliant multi-functional buy. Not only is the Snuggler chair relaxing to unwind in, it also hides a generous space in which to stash toys, magazines, remote controls and other living room items for a mess-free area you’ll want to spend time in.
With its luxurious velvet upholstery and turned beech legs, the Espirit Chaise sofa is an elegant choice that will keep your living space stylish and uncluttered, thanks to its concealed compartment which can quickly hide almost anything out of sight.
Extend a warm welcome to your dinner party guests
If you love entertaining but have limited space, the amazing Habufa Piura extending table could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Made with a solid Seesham wood frame and legs, it can grow from a console table into a grand 10-seater dining table. All you have to do is add the three additional leaves that fit together seamlessly … and get cooking, of course!
Flexible children’s storage
No matter how disciplined you are when it comes to keeping clutter to a minimum, if there’s one place where stuff seems to accumulate, it’s in a kids bedroom.
Now you can prevent the tears and tantrums which come with getting rid of ‘junk’ they cherish, with the Stompa Kool Storage Bed.
Perfect for siblings to share or for sleepovers, its bunk beds have stacks of storage space underneath to keep toys or books close at hand as well as two cupboards to hide away mess. You can even detach the bunks and transform them into two single beds for maximum flexibility as your family grows.